The topic of name change after marriage is a much requested theme on the Bridechilla Podcast and I am delighted to welcome back Katrina from thefeministbride.com to talk about the choices that Bridechillas have when it comes to taking their partners name, creating a new name, hyphenating or keeping their maiden name.
TheKnot.com surveyed nearly 19,000 women who got married last year and of those women, 86 % took their husband’s name. Katrina always pushes me to think about, as a feminist…(someone who strives for equality in all aspects of my life), my choices and choices made by those around me. Her last visit to the Bridechilla Podcast really motivated a lot of Bridechillas to question the inclusion of certain traditions and in some cases removed them from their weddings all together (hymen cake!).
Today we talk about the reasons women cite for taking their spouse’s surname: some like the tradition of it, and others find it romantic. In some cases, it’s more important to their husban